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Hams Bluff Lighthouse

Northside, St. Croix

Located in the north western most corner of St. Croix, Hams Bluff Light was first lit in 1915 by the Danish government. Now the lighthouse itself is no longer used, with the light being transferred to an adjacent truss tower, but continuing to function as a navigation aid. The lighthouse is up on Hams Bluff, a hill about 360 feet above the sea. Just behind the bluff there is a hiking trail that goes even further up into the mountains and eventually connects to the large network of trails in the rain forest area. You can climb into the lighthouse if you wish, but as it continues to age the metal is rusting and corroding, which could make it dangerous so be careful.

At the end of Hams Bluff Rd you can park in the large lot down there to begin the hike. It's about 0.8 miles uphill to the lighthouse, which isn't a long walk, but definitely has some more uphill sections. At the top you'll not only get to explore the lighthouse, but also get to enjoy views of the waves crashing into the rocks below. Up on the bluff you feel like it's just you in the middle of a green paradise! To the east you can see faintly see Davis Bay as well as Cane Bay.

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Fee required: No
Beach Busy: No

How to Get There

  • Hike